Repair corrupted PSTs via PowerShell or the cmd prompt in Windows

The Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) included in Outlook 2016, specifically Outlook 2016 for O365 version 1807 (build 16.0.10325.20082) and above now includes code that will allow you to run scanpst.exe from a command-line interface.

This functionality is great especially if you find yourself in a position where you need to scan and repair a large number of PSTs.

The following examples were tested on a PC running Windows 10 Enterprise (x64-bit) version 1803 (OS Build 17134.1039) with Outlook for Office 365 MSO (16.0.12026.20100) (32-bit) Version 1909 Click-to-Run.

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Search and copy .olm files from systems running macOS

Exporting to a Mac Data File (.olm) allows macOS users running Outlook to create a copy of their email messages, contacts, and other items. These files are not mountable and can be thought of as backup to your mailbox.

export to Archive file (.olm)

Like .pst’s found on Windows systems, .olm’s often create problems for organizations.

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PST Migrations

Selection_006PSTs are a major problem for organizations.  They contain business-critical information yet they are typically stored locally on  users desktop or laptop computers. Inconsistent and decentralized data makes e-discovery a major obstacle for legal teams.

I recently completed a PST migration where we moved 30 terabytes of PST data (15,000+ PSTs) into an Enterprise Vault data archiving system. We selected TransVault Insight as our PST discovery tool for this project.

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